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Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island #296058
02/19/2023 11:10 AM
02/19/2023 11:10 AM
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Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: ruralcarrier] #296060
02/19/2023 11:45 AM
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Sad that this world appears to have become so lawless. Getting so you can't turn on or read the news that there isn't a shooting somewhere. Troubled times.

Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: SXMScubaman] #296061
02/19/2023 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Sad that this world appears to have become so lawless. Getting so you can't turn on or read the news that there isn't a shooting somewhere. Troubled times.

That is IF the news even bothers to cover it.


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Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: ruralcarrier] #296063
02/19/2023 12:08 PM
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Everywhere, Scuba. Everywhere!


Respectfully,

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Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: pat] #296064
02/19/2023 12:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pat
Everywhere, Scuba. Everywhere!

Sad but true.

Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: ruralcarrier] #296065
02/19/2023 12:31 PM
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Although the situation is bad, we need to keep in mind that with today's instant news we see/read/hear much more about events that happen and in near-real-time.


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Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: Zanshin] #296071
02/19/2023 02:13 PM
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I don't think that hearing about these events a couple of days later would make them any more acceptable

Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: boucharda] #296074
02/19/2023 02:23 PM
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Correct.


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Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: ruralcarrier] #296076
02/19/2023 03:03 PM
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Does this parade start in the middle of the night? Odd that the shootings were at 5:30 AM.

Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: GaKaye] #296077
02/19/2023 03:08 PM
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No idea but from having been to Carnivale on the Dutch side before, a parade/jump-up can happen about any time and any place. It was referred to as "The Jouvert Morning parade" so perhaps it started very early.


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Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: ruralcarrier] #296085
02/19/2023 05:16 PM
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No excuses. Just don’t read the paper or watch TV in the USA if you can’t handle crime. It’s everywhere and SXM is much much better than many tourist destinations. Never felt unsafe on SXM after 20 years.

Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: ruralcarrier] #296088
02/19/2023 05:48 PM
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Jouvert is a contraction of jour ouvert or the start of the day. On some other islands, the parade can start as early as 2:00 a.m. and is usually held on the Monday before Ash Wednesday.

Re: Sadly, Another Black Eye for the Island [Re: boucharda] #296095
02/19/2023 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by boucharda
I don't think that hearing about these events a couple of days later would make them any more acceptable

Very true.


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